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Definition begin or take on again
  • We hope for a resumption of negotiations.
resumption = the act of beginning again
  • The United Nations vote permits a resumption of trade with the country.
  • resumption = beginning again
  • Then he resumed a life of constant motion, riding his thumb north and west through Red Bluff, Weaverville, and Willow Creek.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • resumed = began again
  • Sikes resumed his Westingtown medical practice and the post of county coroner, but Westing disappeared from sight.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • resumed = began again
  • As Mr. Radley passed by, Boo drove the scissors into his parent's leg, pulled them out, wiped them on his pants, and resumed his activities.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • resumed = began again
  • The knocking resumed.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • resumed = began again
  • Peg started giggling and resumed her knitting.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • resumed = began again
  • Then the conversation was resumed—but this time in whispers.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • resumed = begun again
  • At his order, Master Olivier resumed his reading,
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • resumed = continued (began again)
  • When at last the clanking subsided, I resumed the trowel, and finished without interruption the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh tier.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • resumed = began again
  • Kemp tried to think of something to keep the talk going, but the Invisible Man resumed of his own accord.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • resumed = began again
  • Mr. Fogg resumed the interrupted game with perfect calmness.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • resumed = began again
  • he saw no obstacle to their happy life resuming its course.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • resuming = beginning again
  • Agnes and her father had been gone a week, before we resumed our usual work.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • resumed = began again
  • All around me the happy atmosphere resumed its natural state.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • resumed = began again
  • He resumes his pacing, counting to himself, and reaches the wall.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • resumes = begins again
  • With his return to health, Eragon also resumed practicing magic.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • resumed = began again
  • The trooper retires to a distant part of the room and resumes his curious inspection of the boxes,
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • resumes = begins again
  • Dr. Gibbs soon resumes reading
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • resumes = begins again
  • Now, however, Aylmer resumed these half-forgotten investigations;
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
resumed = began again

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